Job Board

This is a public forum for posting swimming related job openings.  Wisconsin Swimming makes no representation concerning these postings.  Please contact the individual organizations for information regarding the postings. Listings will be removed after their posted deadline date or after six months.

Send information to be posted by e-mail to: [email protected]


Assistant Swim Coaches
The Waunakee WAVE is a year-round competitive swim program located in Waunakee, WI a short drive to Madison, WI. We are currently looking for several energetic, technic oriented and experienced assistant coaches. These positions range from assisting a lead coach or being a lead coach for one of our groups This position does have the opportunity to grow into a position with more hours and responsibility within the club. As a staff, we do not believe in measuring success in the short term, but rather by teaching an appreciation of the process.

We value commitment and accountability from each athlete in the path to individual success. We discuss often and fondly the future opportunities that this sport holds for our athletes, while making no secret of, or exception to, the demands required of this sport. We emphasize a healthy balance of athletics, education, and family.  We teach the importance of choice, sacrifice and accountability. We value communication from our athletes to their coaches and we emphasize the role of the athlete in each athlete’s success.

The candidate must display a strong knowledge of current stroke techniques and is energetic and active on deck, enthusiastic about the opportunity and possess good communication skills. Our ideal candidate will possess high ethical and moral standards and will be as interested in our members’ character development as they are in their development as swimmers. We are looking for a coach who has a passion to coach and mentor our swimmers!

This position could consist of 6 to 20 hours a week depending on the group(s) coaching and personal availability. During the Fall, Winter and Spring season practices are primarily 6-9pm (Mon. thru Fri); 8-2pm (Sat) and 4-6pm (Sun).  Compensation will be based upon experience and is highly competitive to other area swim programs.  Preferred start date is Wednesday, September 8th or until filled.

Partial Assistant Coaches requirements and responsibilities below:

  • Previous USA-Swimming coaching and/or swimming preferred
  • Candidates must have all USA Swimming Certifications including a Background Check, Athlete Protection Training, CPR/First Aid, Safety training and willing to get their Lifeguard Certification within 3 months of hiring.
  • Assists the Head Coach and/or Head Age Group Coach in all areas as/where needed, when necessary.
  • If the candidate is the lead coach of a group, they will act as primary contact to parents regarding any issues or concerns with any swimmer in their group while including the Head Coach in these issues.
  • Responsible for assisting coaches with the athlete selection, meet entries and event selections of their athletes at each meet if asked or a ‘lead coach’.
  • Knowledge of current swimming techniques and policies. 
  • High energy, enthusiastic and motivating to the swimmer’s they coach.

Coaches in this program have over 75 years in the sport and all levels ranging from instructional development to the National and Olympic levels. Coaches are involved to different degrees from our developmental groups through our Senior groups, while maintaining their focus within their respective primary group(s).

Please submit any questions, your resume and coaching experience, salary expectations and availability to:

Head Coach
Greg Lake
[email protected] or

PO Box 352
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 416-9053

Posted 11/17/2021


Part-time Coach
Southeastern Aquatics is looking for an energetic part-time coach to work with age-group swimmers of all ages. Primary responsibilities include acting as lead coach for our Silver and Gold level training groups. Candidates must enjoy working with kids; have strong verbal communication skills and basic knowledge of competitive swimming. Evening and Saturday AM availability is required. Southeastern Aquatics operates in the Racine area. Hourly pay would be commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours/week. Candidate must be willing to obtain, or have, Lifeguarding and USA Swimming coaching certification.

Contact Neil Wright for more information.
[email protected]

Posted 11/8/2021


Head Coach/Head Senior Coach
SWMKE, LLC (aka Swim Milwaukee) is a coach owned team located on the southeast side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

SWMKE is seeking an individual interested in serving as the team’s Head Coach/Head Senior Coach beginning with the 2022 Long Course season (March 2022). Immediate part time employment as a staff member is available for the remainder of the 2021-22 Short Course season. This is an excellent opportunity to lead the staff of one of Wisconsin’s fastest growing competitive programs and become a key contributor to the further development of a privately owned team.

Head Coach Requirements:

  • Strong, creative entrepreneur
  • 2 or more years of coaching experience
  • Competitive swimming experience
  • Willingness to help promote and grow the program
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • USS Coach certified including the passage of a background check

Head Coach/Head Senior Coach Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan, finalize and implement SWMKE’s program in conjunction with the team’s age group and novice staff (including but not limited to the team’s practice and competition schedules)
  • Plan and implement SWMKE’s senior level program
  • Hire and manage the SWMKE coaching staff
  • Actively promote and grow the SWMKE program & revenue streams
  • Handle administrative duties as defined by the position’s job description

Head Coach/Head Senior Coach Compensation:

  • Negotiable salary based on experience
  • Reimbursement of annual expenses for all coach recertification and US Swimming registration
  • Additional income opportunities include bonuses based on membership growth of the team, the creation of revenue streams, private lessons (optional) and coaching a Masters Team (optional)

Age Group Coach
SWMKE is seeking an individual interested in serving as a member of the team’s Age Group coaching staff. This is a part time position paying $18-24/hr.

Age Group Coach Requirements:

  • 1 or more years of coaching experience
  • Competitive swimming experience
  • Willingness to help promote and grow the program
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Must be willing to become a USS certified coach including the passage of a background check

Anyone interested in more information on either position contact  Bob at:   [email protected]

Posted 12/3/2021


Assistant Head Coach
The Fox Cities YMCA Swim Team (FCYST) is a club swim team that is both YMCA and USA Swimming sponsored. We provide opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to achieve any goals they wish to pursue within the sport of swimming. We hold athletes to a high standard by enforcing the core values of The Y while also working to foster an environment that promotes creativity, joy, passion, excitement and friendships. 

The Assistant Head Coach is responsible for helping the Head Coach with all aspects of team leadership and for fulfilling team needs as assigned by the Head Coach. This includes but is not limited to: Leading practices for all ages and abilities as needed, attending all swim meets as needed, responding to and addressing parent concerns, helping with running all hosted meets, regular communication about team activities and events, managing and training deck coaches, planning and running team events, assisting with team, athlete, coach and officials registrations, attending or assisting with other YMCA sponsored events, and any other tasks needed for a swim team to function.  

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience as a competitive swimmer or athlete 
  • Experience as a competitive swim coach 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends 
  • Ability to travel between multiple pools and sites 
  • Ability to lead, instruct and communicate with large groups 
  • Ability to work cohesively with other coaches and parents 
  • Be in good standing with USA Swimming 
  • Maintain LG, CPR, AED, FA Certifications 
  • Knowledge of Team Unify/Sports Engine and HyTek/Superior Swim Timing software 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with season planning 
  • Experience with dry land training 
  • Experience working with multiple age groups and training styles 
  • Experience with hosting and running swim meets 

YMCA of the Fox Cities Overview
Come join us at the Y, Where Work is Play! Benefits of joining our team: Free YMCA membership, discounts on child care, classes, programs, and more! Y Retirement Plan, 403(B) Retirement Option.

You will have the opportunity to grow in a professional, supportive environment. Here, you can apply your experience, knowledge and abilities, while discovering new talents within yourself as you affect positive change in the lives of those around you. Whether you enjoy working with kids, adults or seniors, the benefits of working at the YMCA stay with you for a lifetime. Discover your passion at the Y!

To Apply: https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6149200.careers?ShowJob=453269074

The YMCA is for all. We make sure that everyone, no matter their age, gender, race, ability, or any other identifier, is welcomed as part of the YMCA family.  We are proud to celebrate diversity as an equal opportunity workplace. 

Posted 11/5/2021


Facility Director
Oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the RUSD Aquatic Facility.  Oversees the hiring, training, testing, and certification of staff and student employees of the facility. Oversees the development, promotion, and implementation of aquatics programs which meet the needs of a diverse community. Ensures the aquatic facility is properly maintained and appropriate water health and safety standards are met. 

Education and Experience:  Possess, at minimum, a high school diploma.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities. 
Training and/or knowledge necessary for management and maintenance of a pool facility
Successfully pass District Bloodborne Pathogens training

Licenses and Certifications:
Certification/Licensure American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification
American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Instructor Certification
National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator Certification
American Red Cross First Aid
Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to meet District Insurance qualifications

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, training, scheduling, certification, and performance of student employees of the facility; supervises the day-to-day activities of staff and custodial employees.
  • Oversees and coordinates the administration of the facility, including scheduling of facility operations and contract management.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the pools, including chemistry, climate control, cleanliness, and related maintenance.
  • Ensures that all appropriate water, environmental, health and safety standards are maintained; ensures pools are compliant with all local, state, and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation.
  • Participates in and teaches aquatic and safety certification training sessions, as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains records of operational facility usage; monitors and maintains inventories of pool equipment and supplies.
  • Prepares statistical reports on a monthly basis, and prepares data and narrative for inclusion in annual reports.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:
Work is primarily performed within a public swimming pool environment, where stamina is needed to perform moderate to heavy lifting of pool equipment and furniture or children and adults who may require removal from the pool, and to stay in the pool for prolonged periods. Must possess the mobility to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, bend, climb, push and pull materials and equipment, and swim while wearing an appropriate uniform with protective equipment. Vision and hearing must be sufficient to see and hear adults and children in crowded and noisy conditions and/or situations. Must also possess: the mobility to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or by using a telephone and radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or to operate safety equipment. Must possess the ability to swim distances and dive to pool depths, as determined by testing/certification authorities, and to lift 150 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

The Facility Director may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.

Contacts with other departments, outside organizations, and the general public:
Develops, implements, and oversees a variety of aquatics programs for students, faculty, staff, and/or members of the public.

PLEASE APPLY:        https://rusd.org/departments/human-resources/career-opportunities

Posted 10/14/2021


Fall Staff Wanted
The Wauwatosa Recreation Department is currently hiring for lifeguards and swim instructors.

  • TOSA Tots 3k Program substitute teachers & assistants
  • Lifeguards & swim instructors
  • "I can't wait for Wednesday" activity leaders
  • Gymnastics instructors
  • TOSA basketball league: scorekeepers, refs, supervisor
  • Adult basketball scorekeepers
  • Daytime recreation monitors

Apply today at www.tosarec.com.

Posted 10/1/2021


Head Coach
Fox Valley Wave is seeking an energetic, engaging, motivated and experienced Head Coach. Fox Valley Wave is located in the Fox Cities, Wisconsin. The team consists of approximately 100 swimmers, trains over five different level groups, and utilizes two eight-lane 25-yard pools as well as a 50-meter pool for the summer long-course season.

Fox Valley Wave has a history of successful swimmers who have competed at all levels of competition (local, state, sectional, and national) including collegiately at, but not limited to, the Big 10, Big 12, SEC, AAC and Horizon conferences.

Fox Valley Wave is a coach-facilitated, board-supported, parent-volunteer organization that cooperatively works together to create a culture of excellence and provides each swimmer the opportunity to achieve their highest personal goals in swimming and life.

The ideal candidate would be able to start on March 15, 2022.

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate swimming and dryland training plans for all group levels
  • Develop, manage, and support assistant coaching staff
  • Serve as primary on-deck coach of senior level training group
  • Oversee individual group placement and advancement of athletes
  • Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors to administer the team budget
  • Communicate in a professional and timely manner with coaches, athletes, and parents
  • Assist in selecting appropriate schedules for seasonal competitions
  • Manage overall team administrative functions


  • Prefer three plus years of coaching experience
  • Experience leading and mentoring swimmers and coaches
  • Strong coaching acumen including solid knowledge of stroke technique and training
  • Experience in writing and implementing weight training and dryland programs
  • Strong organizational and clear communication skills
  • Displays enthusiasm and a desire for continued growth in an environment of respect, integrity, caring and understanding
  • Passion for competitive swimming
  • Experience with HyTek and Team Unify
  • USA Swimming Registered Coach required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Legal authority to work in the United States and able to pass background checks


  • Salary range is $45,000 - $50,000 based upon experience
  • Optional funding for health care
  • Funding available for travel, professional dues, continuing education and coach development

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest describing coaching philosophy and resume via email to the team President, Becky Malcomson at [email protected].  All inquiries and submitted resumes will be confidential.  References will be required once the applicant is a finalist for the position. Fox Valley Wave is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 9/30/2021


Head Swim Coach
Green Bay YMCA
The Head Swim Coach contributes to the Y’s success by assisting the Director of Aquatics in developing and sustaining an environment in our Y that supports our mission, values and guiding principles.  The primary responsibility is in selecting, leading and developing aquatics staff, evaluating the participant experience, partnering with the Aquatics Director in programming and scheduling, and leading efforts to drive membership growth and program participation. The Head Swim Coach may conduct classes, coach, and work as a Lifeguard as needed.


  • Foster an environment and culture that supports our mission, values, and guiding principles while leading efforts to drive membership, growth, and program participation. 
  • Lead the implementation of programs and initiatives, provide leadership to the Swim Coaches. 
  • Provide overall direction to develop and promote engaging, safe, and fun aquatic programming that passes a passion for aquatic activities on to participants and members. 
  • Essential programming components include innovation, water safety, healthy living, and love and respect for aquatic activities.
  • Plan and organize practices/competitions to meet the needs of the swimmers, as well as lead and supervise practice groups to ensure team practices are following proper stroke progressions and curriculum. 
  • Interact and assist swimmers with their technique by actively correcting form, recognizing individual differences and adjusting teaching strategies. 
  • Assist with preparation and tear down of practice needs. Instruct swimmers how to help and use the swim team equipment safely (lane ropes, backstroke flags, kick boards, blocks, etc.). 
  • Know and follow YMCA procedures for incidents and injuries.  Attend all assigned practices, communicating substitutions and following absence procedures.  
  • Lead and organize parent committees to support team initiatives. 
  • Serve as a part of the leadership team at the center level on key initiatives and tasks to include fundraising and Leader on Duty. 


  • This position requires a background in an aquatic and/or recreation environment 
  • Must demonstrate commitment to the Y’s cause and mission. 
  • Must demonstrate ability to build relationships and deliver an exceptional experience. 
  • Previous swim instruction and work with special need populations are beneficial. 
  • Experience supervising, training, and developing staff preferred. 
  • YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguarding certification (which includes CPR/First Aid and AED certification) is required within the first sixty days of employment (training provided). 
  • Lifeguard Instructor certification is preferred. 
  • USS Coaches Certifications AND YMCA Principles of Swim Coach Certification is required within the first 12 months. 
  • 1 year of swim coaching required; 5 years is preferred.   
  • Competitive Swimming experience preferred. 
  • Computer and/or Smart phone technology experience required. 

Compensation: Negotiable starting at $40,000
Employee Type: Full-Time Exempt

To apply: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6153814.careers?ApplyToJob=403073097

Posted 9/27/2021


Assistant Swim Coaches Wanted
The Southwest Aquatic Team (SWAT) is not-for-profit competitive swim team located in the southwest section of the greater Milwaukee area.  Our program is one of the top ranking teams in Wisconsin and carries over 150 swimmers.  We have a dedicated volunteer-based parent board, pride ourselves as athlete focused and a coach supported organization.  We also have a swim school affiliated with our program serving as a feeder system.    

SWAT is looking for a reliable, motivated and enthusiastic coaches to assist with our program.  Positions are available with different age groups or certain nights of the week.  Our groups are divided between different characteristics such as age, commitment, skill and fitness levels. 

Partial responsibilities of an assistant Coach are listed below. 

  • Current USA Swimming certifications or willingness to obtain within two months of employment.
  • Assist or administer practices scheduled to help.
  • Attend meets on the schedule if necessary. 
  • Communicate with the swimmers while at practice.
  • Complete other tasks as determined by the Program Director. 

This position could consist of 6 to 20 hours a week depending on the particular group coaching and personal availability.  Compensation will be based upon experience and is highly competitive to other area swim programs.  Immediate start date is available and will remain open until filled. 

We are looking for candidates with a dynamic personality, passionate towards swimming, dependable and have strong communication and organizational skills.  Our ideal person will have (but not required) competitive swimming experience and live somewhere near the greater Milwaukee area or willing to move into the region. They will also possess high moral character, strong ethics and will value the hard work in developing young athletes.  Our coaches are role models to our athletes and mentors to our staff.  We have a rich foundation of excellence and a culture of not only bettering swimmers but also bettering people.  We do this by fostering lifetime skills though examples and experiences.

This position does have an opportunity for growth only adding to an individual’s career path in competitive swimming.   

Interested persons please send resume, background and references to Rob McCabe at [email protected].  Please visit our website at www.swimswat.org.
Please list “Interested Coach” in the subject line. 

Posted 9/10/2021


Assistant Swim Coaches
Watertown Aquatic Team (WAT) is seeking an hourly, part-time coach to work with age group swimmers at either of our practice facilities in Watertown or Waterloo, WI.  

Ideal candidate is dependable, enthusiastic, engaging, strong communicator, team player, and LOVES swimming.  Candidates must possess USA Coaching Certification and the club reimburses related costs. Lifeguard certification a plus but not required.


  • Administer practices for assigned groups
  • Collaboration with Head Coach and coaching staff to ensure consistency in objectives and processes 
  • Communicate effectively with swimmers.
  • Model excellent character.
  • Assist and substitute at practices.
  • Tasks as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • Attend meets as needed.

Pay and responsibilities are dependent on candidate’s experience and skills.  Hours range from 2-10 per week, depending on need and availability.  Positions are available with different ability groups or certain nights of the week.  Our groups are defined by characteristics including, but not limited to:  age, commitment, skill, and fitness level.  Compensation will be based upon experience.  

Watertown Aquatic Team is a small, board-run non-profit swim club that swims out of Watertown Indoor Pool and Waterloo Indoor Pool.  Our swimmers range in age from 6 through high school seniors.  We strive to provide quality coaching experience to our swimmers, making them stronger in and out of the pool.  We are currently experiencing growth in our club and are looking for more coaches to join our ranks.  

Interested persons please send resume and references to Carl Matson, Head Coach [email protected]  Subject:  Coach.  

Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Posted 9/2/2021



Head Swim Coach
The Stoughton Aqua Racers (STAR) is a community based competitive swimming team committed to provide the physical, mental, and emotional skills, which will develop character, integrity, and pride for all our swimmers. We aim to build champions in the pool and in life. 

The STAR administrative board is seeking qualified applicants for a head coach to grow our program with the goals of improving our swimmers and our LCS club ranking.  

We train at the Stoughton district pool, which is a high-quality 25-yard competition and instructional community aquatics facility.

Responsibilities (partial listing)

  • Create and nurture an energetic and connected team environment for swimmers, assistant coaches, and parents. 
  • Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance.
  • Guide stroke development, swimming technique, and conditioning for multiple swimming levels. 
  • Set goals and expectations with coaches and swimmers consistent with their skills and abilities. 
  • Act as a liaison between the administrative board, coaching staff, and parents. Maintain positive working relationships with administrators and personnel in the operation of our facilities. 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Candidates must become a coach member of USA Swimming and must have or be willing to satisfactorily complete safety training, background check, and athlete protection training required by USA Swimming.  STAR will reimburse expenses to become certified if needed.


  • Negotiated salary depending on experience
  • STAR will reimburse expenses to become certified, if needed

Practice times are 5:30-8:00pm daily with some Saturdays and meets.  Start date is immediate

Interested applicants should send inquiries and/or resumes to [email protected].  

Posted 8/5/2021


Head Girls & Boys Swim Coach
DeForest Area School District
Positions Available: August 2021
Application deadline: Until Filled
Qualified applicants must have coaching experience at the high school or equivalent level; demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of swimming; demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship skills; effective communication skills, as demonstrated by sound working relationships with student athletes, parents, administrators, other coaching and teaching colleagues, and conference coaches.
DASD may consider coaches for one head coach position only, if interested.
DeForest Area School District is committed to continuous improvement, grounded in our community's mission and vision for our schools. Our staff strive to acquire a deep understanding of systemic biases within the educational system. Part of this process is discovering how their role as a change agent may work within a collective of staff, students, parents and community members. Our goal is to shift our educational system in a manner that actively creates equitable outcomes for all students.
Please apply through the WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access Network) system:
Support Staff Vacancy # 114136
DeForest Area School District is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence in education. DeForest Area School District does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran's status or national origin in its employment opportunities. At the same time, the District cherishes its right and duty to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its goals and mission.

Posted 6/28/2021


Assistant Age Group Coach
Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Team, Mequon Wisconsin, is seeking an hourly coach to work closely with Co-Head Coach at Age Group practice groups daily at Homestead High School in Mequon.  Ideal candidate is enthusiastic, engaging, a strong communicator, team player and loves swimming!  Candidate must possess or be able to acquire USA Coaching Certification. Oz will reimburse/pay for Certifications for correct candidate.


  • Administer practices for assigned groups based on training plan developed in collaboration with Head Age Group Coach.
  • Attend meets scheduled for assigned practice groups or determined by Head Coach.
  • Communicate effectively with swimmers regarding group objectives and swimmer development.
  • Collaborate with Age Group coaching staff to ensure unity of objectives and processes used to develop young swimmers.
  • Model excellent character promoting values like hard work, commitment, integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship, etc.
  • Assist and substitute practices as needed.
  • Administrative tasks assigned by the Head Coach.
  • Advancement for High School swimming coach is available

Pay and responsibilities are dependent on candidate’s experience and skills $15-$20 per hour.  Hours are roughly 25/week. Practice times are 5-7:30pm daily with some Saturdays and meets. Pay is competitive with comparable area clubs.  Start date is immediate or SEPT 1.

Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Club (OZ) is a well-established year-round USA swimming team with more than 250 registered swimmers.  We have a long tradition of success at the state, zone and national level.  The team is a non-profit corporation administered through Head Coaches, President, VP, and parent volunteers.  We have a strong and supportive parent group and a stable and experienced coaching staff.  We train out of 4 pools located at Cedarburg HS, Homestead HS, Whitefish Bay HS, and Kiel HS. Our team serves all of Ozaukee County and Northern Counties.  Visit our website at www.ozaukeeaquatics.com.

Inquiries and/or resumes should be emailed to:
Mark Gwidt - “Interested Coach”
Co-Head Coach
Ozaukee Aquatics Swim Team [email protected]


Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 6/4/2021


Head Coach
Department / Location: Recreation Department
Job Classification: Part-Time
Reports to: Recreation Program Coordinator
Supervises: Tosa Aquatic Club Assistant Coaches

Position Summary: The Tosa Aquatic Club Head Coach is a part time position responsible for the direct supervision of the Tosa Aquatic Club (USA Competitive Swim Team) and Assistant Coaches as assigned. This position requires solid leadership, but more important a dedication to coaching swimmers to reach their full potential. A successful candidate will possess a high degree of patience, dependability and a strong commitment to communication with Recreation Program Coordinator, assistant coaches, parent board and swimmers and parents.


  • Must possess current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.  Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certification or equivalent experience/training preferred (instructor is responsible for updating and keeping certification current). Able to obtain Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and USA certification within 60 days of hire, or show proof that it has been completed, and maintain USA Coaching certifications and standards.  Must also be able to pass the USA Swimming background check and Wauwatosa School District background check prior to final hire.
  • Have at least 3 years of coaching background; Club Head coaching experience desired.
  • Have a passion for competitive swimming, enthusiasm for working with young athletes, and be able to teach and motivate swimmers with a positive approach.
  • Available for at least 4 weeknight practices (and any morning practices added to the schedule, or the ability to schedule coaches for morning practices)
  • Maintain discipline and safety at practices. Develop a system for determining what the problem is and how to handle it (i.e. talk to swimmer, call caregiver, have swimmer sit out of practice, etc). Inform Assistant Coaches of procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Seek out, interview and secure assistant coaching staff as needed, with approval from the Program Coordinator. Confirm potential assistant coaches with Recreation Coordinator on preferred hire (Program Coordinator will reach out to the candidate to complete the hiring process).
  • Set practice times for groups in the allotted time available.
  • Develop daily practices and conduct practices.
  • Organize stroke clinics.
  • Ability to write/modify practices for various levels of ability
  • Work with Assistant Coaches to develop daily practice plans and seasonal plans; encourage coaches to write their own practices with guidance from Head Coach.
  • Have a strong knowledge of stroke and swimming technique
  • Coach weekend meets or designate/assign coaches to club designated meets and notify the Recreation Department, in advance, of who will be the coach on deck. 
  • Encourage swimmers to participate in USA swimming sanctioned swim meets and assist parents in determining which events would be appropriate for their child to swim. 
  • Organize relay teams/events for designed meets.
  • Keep track of coaches hours at meets and submit a list of meets with coaches hours and payroll.
  • Inform Recreation Coordinator of coaches meeting for payroll purposes.
  • Work closely with the Wauwatosa Recreation Department Program Coordinator and TOSA Aquatic Club Parent Board.  Attend monthly board meetings.
  • Pick meets for the season with the Parent Board
  • Develop a method, along with the assistant coaches, for setting goals for the team and individual swimmers.
  • Establish and enforce rules of conduct for practices and at swim meets (this includes in the pool, locker rooms and general school areas)
  • Communicate with parents and swimmers (check ins, feedback, concerns, etc) including, but not limited to, concerns about coaches and addressing those concerns.
  • Maintain Team Unify website (designate someone in case of emergency)
  • Manage/Maintain/Update team and swimmer records
  • Maintain Concussion Information and Acknowledgement Forms
  • Schedule (book facility space through rec), organize and facilitate New Swimmer Meeting as well Team Meeting.

Apply at www.tosarec.com and go to the Employment tab to complete the online application.  You can also reach out to Kristin Murphy at [email protected].

Posted 5/4/2021


Swim Lesson Supervisor
Lake Country Swim Team manages recreational aquatic activities at the Arrowhead High School Pool in Hartland, Wisconsin, including a robust summer swim lesson program.  We need a Swim Lesson Supervisor for the 2021 summer season.

The Swim Lesson Supervisor is responsible for program participant safety and enjoyment. The Swim Lesson Supervisor acts as a liaison between the program participants and Lake Country Swim Team. The Swim Lesson Supervisor directly reports to the Lessons Director.

This is a part-time summer position, 25-30 hours week:  Monday-Thursday approx. 9:00 AM-1:30PM and 5:30 PM-8:00 PM, with some variation and flexibility.  Starting date on or about June 1.  Lesson programming begins on June 21.

Specific Responsibilities:
The Swim Lesson Supervisor is present on the pool deck during swim lessons. They are responsible for ensuring that swim lessons start and end on time, swimmers are in the correct class and level. This includes conducting swimming assessments, as needed. The lesson supervisor is also responsible for ensuring the pool and pool-deck are maintained in a safe and orderly manner during swim lessons. The lesson supervisor is responsible for adequate and appropriate staffing of each swim session and providing supervision of swim instructors.  Additional responsibilities include assisting parents and swimmers with program registration and scheduling.  Job duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure pool is set-up and ready for lessons to begin, and cleaned up after
  • Be available to help teachers, students and parents during lessons
  • Planning and coordinating teachers to lead lessons
  • Prepare class lists prior to the start of each lesson, organizing students into correct levels
  • Troubleshoot for absent teachers, etc
  • Collect and organize student waivers
  • Prepare student progress cards for each session; update and file after each session
  • Maintain daily and end of session awards/prizes
  • Monitor and care for lessons equipment
  • Attend or lead staff meetings as required
  • Be a knowledgeable resource on teaching and swimming fundamentals for young teachers
  • Conduct periodic staff evaluations
  • Additional administrative duties as assigned by Lessons Director
  • Assist with instructor training


  • Swim lesson teaching experience
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Must be proficient in basic swimming skills
  • Knowledge and comprehension of community recreation and programs, including accepted standards, principles and concepts
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
  • Ability to demonstrate professional public relations skills, which includes effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Must pass criminal background check


  • Hourly rate based on experience $14-$20/hour
  • Paid Training

For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Mark Kohnhorst, Executive Director, Lake Country Swim Team at [email protected], or 262-367-7657.

Age Group Lead Coach
Lake Country Swim Team, Hartland Wisconsin, is seeking an hourly coach to be the lead coach for one or more of our Age Group practice groups in Hartland.  Ideal candidate is enthusiastic, engaging, a strong communicator and team player.  Candidates must possess or be able to acquire USA Coaching Certification.


  • Prepare and administer practices for assigned groups based on training plan developed in collaboration with Head Age Group Coach.
  • Attend meets scheduled for assigned practice groups.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and swimmers regarding group objectives and swimmer development.
  • Collaborate with Age Group coaching staff to ensure unity of objectives and processes used to develop young swimmers.
  • Model excellent character promoting values like hard work, commitment, integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship, etc.
  • Assist and substitute practices as needed.
  • Administrative tasks assigned by the Head Coach.

Pay and responsibilities are dependent on candidate’s experience and skills.  Hours range from 7-20/week.  Pay is competitive with comparable area clubs.  Start date is September 1, or sooner.

Lake Country Swim Team (LAKE) is a well-established year-round USA swimming team with more than 200 registered swimmers.  We have a long tradition of success at the state, zone and national level.  The team is a non-profit corporation administered through a board of directors comprised of parent volunteers and the executive director.  We have a strong and supportive parent group and a stable and experienced coaching staff.  We operate out of three 6-lane 25 -yard pools and a summer outdoor 50-meter pool located in the beautiful Lake Country area (Hartland area) 20 miles west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Visit our website at www.lakecountryswimming.com.

Inquiries and/or resumes should be sent to:
Mark Kohnhorst
Head Coach/Executive Director
Lake Country Swim Team
[email protected]

(262) 367-7657

Posted 4/29/2021


Assistant Swim Team Age Group Coach
New Berlin Swim Club, New Berlin, WI
Part Time, Non-exempt, (Practices are Monday through Friday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with various weekend swim meet opportunities)

New Berlin Swim Club is a small, board run, not for profit swim club that primarily swims out of the New Berlin School District pools. We strive to maintain small town values and provide a quality coaching experience to our young swimmers. We are currently experiencing strong membership growth which has created two new swim coach opportunities within the club.

SUPERVISOR: Swim Team Head Coach

RESPONSIBILITIES: (partial listing)

  • Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance.
  • Coach individual swimmers on proper stroke techniques, encouraging each team member to reach their potential.
  • Model and explain appropriate sportsmanship.
  • Address and redirect inappropriate sportsmanship.
  • Maintain records and participant communications as requested by Head Coach (i.e.practice schedule, swim meet entries, awards, etc).
  • Prepare pool and facilities for usage, clean up and close down after practice and events.
  • At the discretion of the Head Coach, attend staff meetings, workshops and seminars to increase knowledge and skills.

Individuals in this job must have the following abilities: demonstrated ability to teach the development of swimming skills; instruct and observe proper stroke techniques; motivate and effectively communicate with members and parents; exercise mature judgment and sound decision-making; stay alert to potential safety problems; get along with people of diverse backgrounds; lift a minimum of 50 lbs and have full range of body movement.
Candidates must become a coach member of USA Swimming and must have or willing to satisfactorily completed safety training, background check, and athlete protection training required by USA Swimming as well as at least 18 years of age.

We are primarily looking for entry level age group coaches to help our early to mid-level swimmers.

Please send resume and references to:
Katie Humitz
[email protected]

Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 4/6/2021